Hey soupaholics, give your immunity a boost with this red lentil soup

This super yummy red lentil soup comes with a dual effect! It has the power to boost your immunity while also helping you shed those extra pounds.
This red lentil soup is a treat for your tummy and health! Image courtesy: Shutterstock.
Nikita Bhardwaj Updated: 17 May 2021, 13:47 pm IST
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No ailment is going to send you an email before knocking you down and therefore, it becomes all the more important for you to be prepared to beat them all. So, how exactly can you manage it? Well, the formula is pretty simple. You keep your immunity level high by consuming nutritious food. When it comes to nutrition, what can be better than pulses? In fact, red lentil actually has dual powers because not only does it boost immunity but it also aids weight loss!

Yes, this red lentil soup recipe will keep you healthy while also helping you shed those extra pounds.

Here’s all what you need to make this red lentil soup:

100 grams red lentils
1 chopped potato
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of chopped garlic
1 chopped onion
1 lemon juice
50 ml coconut milk
1 tablespoon roasted flax seeds
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
Rock salt to taste
Chopped coriander for garnish
250 ml water

Having a bowl of pulses daily is a must. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

So, now let’s look at how to make this scrumptious soup:

1. Take a pan, put it on the stove, and add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger.
2. Now, add potato and sauté till it turns light golden.
3. Now add water, salt, red lentils, and let all the ingredients boil until cooked.
4. Once properly boiled, add the mix to a blender and turn it into a paste. Add coconut milk, black pepper, lemon juice, and blend it again.
Tip: You have the option of adding water or coconut milk to make the consistency according to your preference.
5. Pour it into a bowl. Sprinkle some black pepper, chopped coriander, and flaxseed.

Your bowlsome red lentil soup is ready to eat!

What is so good about red lentils, anyway?
Well, there is a lot that we can talk about when it comes to the benefits of red lentil soup. Plus, from kids and pregnant women to the elderly in your family, this one is a perfect fit for all the age groups as all of them need some protein and vitamin C. Plus, red lentils are a great source of protein, fibre, zinc, and potassium. Moreover, the coconut milk will add those healthy fats in your body to boost your overall immunity.

Here are some benefits of red lentils for you:

1. Red lentils are good for your mum’s health
A bowl full of red lentils daily can help your mom have good bone density says a study published in The Open Orthopaedics Journal.

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2. Red lentils are great for pregnant women
These pulses are a great source of iron and folic acid which every pregnant woman requires. During pregnancy, you can indulge in this low-calorie red lentil soup.

Red lentil soup is great for pregnant women. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. It will help you sleep better
Are you becoming a night owl? Insomnia can definitely affect your productivity. Well, it could be happening because your body lacks magnesium. But here’s the thing: red lentils is a pool of it! According to a study published in the journal Nutrient, magnesium is necessary for a good night’s sleep. That’s why you should take this soup at least twice a week.

4. It is great for weight loss
Where there is soup, there is weight loss. This one has a plus point: there is no ingredient that will lower down your metabolism. Everything in this soup helps in boosting metabolism and that’s why your body will digest nutrients better. You will also crave less for fatty junk!

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5. Red lentil is good for your skin
Thanks to the polyphenols in it, it can prove magical for your skin. If you are tired of skin treatments and products but seeing no results at all, try eating red lentils. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research, they are amazing in keeping skin infections at bay.

Are you up for this bowlful of happiness?

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